Monday, May 07, 2007


ABC's local DC affiliate took a look at the DOJ Civil Rights Division's hiring practices and the results are in. From TPM Muckraker:

The I-Team has learned that since 2003...the criminal section within the Civil Rights Division has not hired a single black attorney to replace those who have left. Not one.

As a result, the current face of civil rights prosecutions looks like this: Out of fifty attorneys in the Criminal Section - only two are black. The same number the criminal section had in 1978 - even though the size of the staff has more than doubled.

I could go on and on about this but I think I'll let Kanye West field this one.

Oh, and laughably note this: The Justice Department responded to WJLA-TV's story by saying that the Civil Rights Division as a whole is the most diverse office in the Department of Justice.

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